Giant Reed Screening to Salinity Levels

S.L. Cosentino, V. Copani, G. Testa, S. Sidella, G. Patanè & D. Scordia
In the frame of OPTIMA project (Optimization of perennial grasses for biomass production, n. 289642) 40 ecotypes of giant reed have been compared with the aim to deliver information on contrasting clones of giant reed tolerant and sensitive to salinity. In a split-plot experimental design with three replications, three NaCl levels (S0, S1 and S2) were applied to 40 giant reed ecotypes. During the growing cycle it has been measured: (i) soil electrical conductivity (EC),...